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Accused of killing eight people in a Seal Beach beauty salon listens, while his attorney Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders addresses the court during a motion hearing on March 18, 2014 in Santa Ana, California. The hearing is underway to address the public defender's allegations of a widespread, unconstitutional jailhouse informant program that he feels affects the case of his defendant. (Photo by Mark Boster-Pool/Getty Images)

O.C. DA Creates Committee To Review Use Of Jail Informants

The Orange County district attorney’s office has formed a special committee to review its use of jailhouse informants following misconduct allegations that have sidetracked some criminal cases.

07/06/2015

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Lawyer Sentenced To 9 Months For Attempting To Extort $350K From Client’s Former Employer

James Toledano, 70, Newport Beach, was found guilty by a jury Nov. 26, 2014, of one felony count of conspiracy to commit a crime and one felony count of attempted extortion by threat.

03/20/2015

Accused of killing eight people in a Seal Beach beauty salon listens, while his attorney Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders addresses the court during a motion hearing on March 18, 2014 in Santa Ana, California. The hearing is underway to address the public defender's allegations of a widespread, unconstitutional jailhouse informant program that he feels affects the case of his defendant. (Photo by Mark Boster-Pool/Getty Images)

Attorney General To Appeal OC District Attorney’s Recusal From Dekraai Case

The state Attorney General’s Office said Friday it would appeal a judge’s decision removing the Orange County District Attorney’s Office from the case of Scott Dekraai, who has been charged in the worst mass killing in the county’s history.

03/20/2015

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Judge: Prosecutors Can’t Use Statements Scott Dekraai Made In Jail For Salon Meritage Trial

An Orange County judge ruled on Monday that prosecutors could not use statements made in jail by convicted mass killer Scott Dekraai during the penalty phase of his trial.

08/04/2014

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OC DA Charges Pharmaceutical Companies For ‘Knowingly Harming Public Health’

The makers of OxyContin, as well as other prescription drugs that are considered potentially dangerous and addictive, are the targets of Orange County District Attorney Anthony Rackauckas, who alleged they duped doctors into believing the benefits of time-released, semi-synthetic opioids outweighed the risks.

05/22/2014

Isidro Garcia was charged last month after he allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter and sexually assaulted her for a decade. (credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

Man Charged After Allegedly Kidnapping, Holding Girl For 10 Years

A Bell Gardens man who allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter and sexually assaulted her for a decade was charged Thursday, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.

05/22/2014

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Man Charged With Murder Of Girl, 12, In High-Speed Pursuit

Aleksandar Apostolovic, 26, is charged with one felony count each of murder, aggravated assault on a peace officer and hit-and-run causing death or permanent injury, among other charges.

04/07/2014

Peter Chi Lam died after having an altercation with paramedics. (credit: DMV)

Garden Grove Police Ask DA To Review Case Of Man Who Died After Allegedly Attacking Paramedics

The Garden Grove Police Department is asking the Orange County DA’s office to review the case of a 31-year-old man who died of a heart attack after they say he attacked and punched paramedics.

01/15/2014

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Irvine Man Charged In Death Of Girlfriend Who Tumbled From Car With Toddler

SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — An Irvine man was charged Tuesday with hit-and-run and child abuse in connection with a Halloween night incident that left his 21-year-old girlfriend dead and a 13-month-old child injured. Francisco Javier […]

11/05/2013

Three-Striker Released From Prison Over Orange County DA’s Objections

A 48-year-old man serving a life sentence was released Monday over the objections of prosecutors under a new law that gives judges more leeway in the three-strikes law.

07/08/2013

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CBS2 Exclusive: Caregiver Backs Up Allegations Of Child Abuse In Octomom Home

Rossmoor woman has backed up allegations of child neglect and sexual abuse in the home of Nadya Suleman, known as “Octomom.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/12/2012

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CBS2 Exclusive: Ex-Nannies Allege Child Neglect, Sexual Abuse In Octomom Home

Two nannies who worked for Nadya Suleman claim they witnessed child neglect and sexual abuse in her La Habra home, CBS2 reported Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/12/2012

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‘Distracted Driver’ Arrested In Connection With Fatal Westminster Crash

A 29-year-old San Diego woman was arrested Thursday on charges of killing a motorist after crashing into her at 80 mph.

01/26/2012

Anaheim Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

A 53-year-old Anaheim man was sentenced to one year in jail and placed on probation for four years Friday for setting up a methamphetamine lab in the home where he lived with his 87-year-old aunt.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/07/2011

A flyer posted following the alleged assault of Kelly Thomas. (credit: CBS)

OC DA Won’t Release Security Video Of Homeless Man’s Beating By Fullerton Police

A police security camera may shed light on what happened during the beating of a homeless man by Fullerton police officers, but the Orange County District Attorney’s Office won’t release the video.

08/04/2011

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